Actors: Tim Robbins, Togo Igawa, Samantha Morton
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Code 46|
|Code 46 is an atmospheric love drama with a futuristic setting where cities are heavily controlled by a totalitarian gorvernment. People can only travel if they have these special permits known as papelles. Tim Robbins stars as goverment investigator William who is sent to Shanghai to solve a case of fake papelles. While there he meets Maria (Samantha Morton) with whom he falls in love with even though he knows she is behind the forgered papelles. They have a wild, passionate affair. Thinking that the case is solved he goes back home to his wife and son in Seattle. At work the next day he finds that the case has been reopened because a friend of Maria's had bleed to death. His boss sends him back to Shanghai where he finds Maria has been sent to an institution for a code 46 violation. Her memory of their relationship was erased as well her pregnancy terminated. Once William get Maria released to his custody he gets a sample of her DNA and finds that she is a 100% match for his mother's DNA and a 50% match to him. This means they can never be lovers and have children. But in the end William desires Maria so much he risks everything for the forbidden love.
--Bobby Blades, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Code 46|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
- love forbidden by society
- strict rationing of freedom/goods
- government investigator
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can read emotions
- mind reading
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/medium wavy
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) short/butch/lez
- ample chest & buttocks (female)
- full frontal
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Kind of city
- Beautiful sparkling advanced city
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Tone of movie
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- touching of personal anatomy
- seeing full frontal--women
- sex under blankets
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Modern rock/pop
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